21A.120 American Dream: Exploring Class in the US
Americans have historically preferred to think of the United States in classless terms, as a land of economic opportunity equally open to all. Yet, social class remains a central fault line in the US. Subject explores the experiences and understandings of class among Americans positioned at different points along the US social spectrum. Considers a variety of classic frameworks for analyzing social class and uses memoirs, novels and ethnographies to gain a sense of how class is experienced in daily life and how it intersects with other forms of social difference such as race and gender.
This class has no prerequisites.
21A.120 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by C. Walley.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.
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